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Barcelona two results from first unbeaten La Liga season

Barcelona v Villarreal - La Liga

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 09: Oussame Dembele of FC Barcelona celebrates with his team mates Yerry Minam Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez after scoring his team’s fifth goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal at Camp Nou on May 9, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Barcelona moved to within two matches of an unbeaten league season with a 5-1 blasting of Villarreal at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Barca, who drew Real Madrid at the weekend, finishes at Levante and home to Real Sociedad. They have 27 wins and nine draws, and lead second place Atletico Madrid by 15 points.

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No La Liga team has gone unbeaten in a season lasting longer than 18 matches.

Ousmane Dembele scored twice, while Lionel Messi, Philippe Coutinho, and Paulinho also scored in the blowout.

Messi’s goal was one of our last chances to see the Andres Iniesta to Messi connection in action.

Dembele now has three goals and five assists in his last 10 matches after a dreadful start to life in La Liga.

And he’s showing exactly why Barca was willing to pay big to pry him from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

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